BACHELOR OF SCIENCE In Computer Science

The modern electric digital computer has become the indispensable tool of government, commerce and technology because of its enormous appetite for data and it’s near instantaneous processing speed. Computer Science is the discipline of designing methods for solving problems by means of such computers. The subject involves a surprising amalgam of logic, mathematics, electronics, communications and ergonomics. The curriculum is designed to provide preparation for professional careers in the areas of software design and applied computer science, as well as to give the necessary theoretical background for graduate study in the field and to allow a flexible response to a dynamic and growing profession. The required courses give students a firm foundation in the basic areas of computer science and related areas of mathematics, and a wide choice of electives allow them to tailor their program to their specific interests. The baccalaureate program (Bachelor of Science in Computer Science) is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO's)

Graduates of the program will have an ability to:

  • Analyse a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions. [CSC 401]
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline. [CSC 123]
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts. [CSC 492]
  • Recognise professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles. [CSC 301]
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline. [CSC 481]
  • Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions. [CSC 311]

Program Educational Objectives(PEO's)

  • Alumni will be able to further their professional careers
  • Alumni will be able to pursue graduate education

Students entering the Computer Science program must complete the following:

  • Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or better in courses taken outside of the department.
  • Earn a grade of “C” or better in each course taken within the department.
  • Earn a grade of “C” or better in all direct and indirect prerequisites courses listed in the catalog before advancing to the next level course in a sequence for English, Mathematics, and Science course.
  • Students must take capstone course CSC 492 at CSUDH.

Information reagrding admission procedures : CSUDH Admissions, Cal State Apply

A. LOWER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS (40 UNITS):
CSC 121Introduction to Computer Science and Programming I
CSC 123Introduction to Computer Science and Programming II
CSC 221Assembly Language and Introduction to Computer Organisation
CSC 2XXLower Division Computer Science Elective
MAT 191Calculus I
MAT 193Calculus II
MAT 271Foundations of Higher Mathematics
MAT 281Discrete Mathematics
PHY 130General Physics I
PHY 132General Physics II
B. UPPER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS (36 UNITS):
A minimum of 18 upper division units in the major must be taken in residence at CSU Dominguez Hills.
1. CORE REQUIREMENTS (12 UNITS):
CSC 311Data Structures
CSC 321Programming Languages
CSC 331Computer Organization
CSC 341Operating Systems
2. REQUIRED COURSES (18 UNITS):
CSC 301Computer and Society
CSC 401Analysis of Algorithms
CSC 481Software Engineering
CSC 492Senior Project
MAT 361Finite Automata
MAT 321Probability and Statistics
3. ELECTIVES: SELECT TWO COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING (6 UNITS):
CSC 395Special Topics
CSC 411Artificial Intelligence
CSC 421Advanced Programming Languages
CSC 431Advanced Computer Organisation
CSC 441Advanced Operating Systems
CSC 451Computer Networks
CSC 453Data Management
CSC 455World Wide Web Design and Management
CSC 461Computer Graphic I
CSC 463Computer Graphics II
CSC 471Compiler Construction
CSC 490Senior Seminar
MAT 367Numerical Analysis I
MAT 369Numerical Analysis II
AUD 012Auditing
ACC 604Advanced Cost Accounting and Management
CAA 558Cost Accounting
BPS 201Business Processes and Controls